Adderall Diaries, The Directed
Pamela Romanowsky USA / 2015 / 87 minutes
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Adapted from Stephen Elliott's true crime memoir of the same name, The Adderall Diaries tells the unflinchingly honest story of Elliott (James Franco), a once-successful novelist paralyzed by writer's block and in the thrall of an Adderall addiction, who becomes fascinated by a high-profile murder case as a way to escape his personal struggles. As Elliott delves into the twisted case and its motley crew of suspects, he is haunted by the memories of his own tortured childhood and his cruel, estranged father (Ed Harris). When his father mysteriously resurfaces and claims that his son's nightmarish memories were fabricated, Elliott's past is further thrust under the microscope. He embarks on a journey to separate fact from fiction, amidst a backdrop of self-medication and false confessions.
In 2013, Pamela Romanowsky was selected by the Sundance Institute to participate in four fellowships: the Screenwriter's Lab, the Director's Lab, the Producer's Summit, and the Film Music and Sound Design Lab at Skywalker Sound. She was also selected as an NYU Purple List honoree, a Film Society of Lincoln Center Artist's Academy participant, and the recipient of the Indian Paintbrush Feature Film Grant. In 2012, she wrote and directed a piece for TAR (James Franco, Mila Kunis, Jessica Chastain, Zach Braff), a multi-director narrative film based on the life and poetry of CK Williams, which premiered at the Rome International Film Festival. In 2011, Pamela won the National Board of Review's Student Grant Award and NYU's prestigious Wasserman/King Award for excellence in filmmaking for her short film Gravity.
Pamela is an avid yogi, a bit of a pyromaniac, and retains just enough of her pre-med education to talk you down from your WebMD diagnosis.
Cast/Featuring: James Franco, Ed Harris, Amber Heard, Christian Slater, Cynthia Nixon
Executive Producer(s): Robert Redford, Ryan Dorff, Bill Kiely, Leo Kiely
Producer(s): James Reach, Joseph McKelheer, Vincent Jolivette, James Franco
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